Kill the Complex: LA Rockers ‘Shine’ Through in New Video (EXCLUSIVE)
When three former members of the Los Angeles-based pop punk band Butane decided to continue as a new form called Kill the Complex, they wanted to hold on to a piece of their past – hence the name of their moniker, which was also the name of the last Butane CD.
But Kill the Complex also have their eyes on the future with a more evolved sound that resulted in last year’s debut album, not-ironically titled Evolution. As the single “Shine” has begun generating some serious airplay in Southern California, the band decided to produce a video for it.
For singer Saxton, the choice seemed easy. “‘Shine’ is a song that really represents who we are as a band today. And the concept that our director, Sebastian Davis, brought to the table, it really was perfect in illustrating the mood of the song. It’s very abstract, but also very beautiful.”
Check out the Noisecreep premiere of the “Shine” video below, along with a behind-the-scenes look at its making!
Watch Kill the Complex’s “Shine” Video
Saxton also shared that as production manager at the famed Sunset Strip venue The Roxy, he gets inspired as a musician day in and night out. “I’ve been there four years,” he told Noisecreep. “And there’s a magic there that is hard to describe. I see the local bands that are trying to make it, and I can relate to that. But I also get to work with many legends that have changed the world with their music. And they also provide an amazing amount of inspiration. Working with Slash five or six times here, Dave Grohl when the Foo Fighters played here, John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, several months with Van Halen earlier this year as they prepped for their tour and shot a video here – it goes on and on. But the epic things I’m exposed to at the Roxy I know find a way into the lyrics I write for Kill the Complex.”
Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the “Shine” Video
Kill the Complex will have their own shot on the famed Roxy stage on June 1 when the play for the Rock of Ages movie party. Pick up their debut album, Evolution, on iTunes.